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Poster: Misty Eastwood Date: Nov 7, 2009 6:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

For that great taco shop @ 25th and Mission....Sunday morning cow brain and eggs before the 49ers game.

WASP

A tatooed madman, I'm hell on wheels
Born a wicked child left alone in the fields
My father was the wind, my mother was fire
Raised by the wolves and I grew up wild
A kamakazi man, a hollering 'Banzai'
Never crash and burn, never gonna die
ya cannibal it's me, ya scream and shout
I'll chew ya up and spit ya out

Storms i gotcha comin and its gonna be me.
Here comes Trouble with a capital "T", ta,ta,ta

Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man,
I gotta scream, that's what I am
All the way, all the way
Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man,
Riding the wind and know I'll be damned
All they way, all the way, all the way

Chewbacca in the rye, the water of fire
A terror in the flesh, a killer for hire
California man I'm white line, "Homer"
The unruly one they call the "Blond Bomber"
Scooter gypsy, I'm a renegade
An orphan on the road, a live hand greande
Never gonna quit before my time
When the moon gets high then I'll be blind
Mad dog 20-20's king,ooh
I drink that stuff and start getting obscene

Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man,
I gotta scream, that's what I am
All the way, all the way
Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man,
Riding the wind and know I'll be damned

I'm a motorcycle man
Don't ever give a damn
I lie when the truth serves better
The Marquis de Sade, I cheat,steal and rob
A heavy metal creature
All the way, all the way, all the way

Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man,
I gotta scream, that's what I am
All the way, all the way
'Cause I'm a mean mother fucking man,
Riding the wind and know I'll be damned
All they way, all the way, all the way

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 7, 2009 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

Throughout the soft and timeless days of August
'Til now the shadows begin to grow much longer
The sunset's fire has deepened blood red
I give you this, the last rose of summer

A token of my unyielding love
So when the winter's mantle stills the earth
And all around seems dead and cold
This rose reminds you of a time when all was warm and living

Do not despair, mother nature simply rests
In sleep she has well earned
'Til one day not so very far from now
With the opening of the first rose buds I shall return

A token of my unyielding love
So that when winter's mantle stills the earth
And all around seems dead and cold
This rose reminds you of a time when all was warm and living

The last rose of summer

(now that's hardcore heavy metal at its finest)

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Poster: deadnazi Date: Nov 7, 2009 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

Beautiful.... who is the song bye ?

Out on the road for forty days
Last night in Little Rock, put me in a haze
Sweet, sweet Connie was doin' her act
She had the whole show and that's a natural fact

Up all night with Freddie King
I got to tell you, poker's his thing
Booze and ladies, keep me right
As long as we can make it to the show tonight

We're an American band
We're an American band
We're comin' to your town
We'll help you party it down
We're an American band

Four young chiquitas in Omaha
Waitin' for the band to return from the show
A feelin' good, feelin' right and it's Saturday night
The hotel detective, he was outta sight

Now these fine ladies, they had a plan
They was out to meet the boys in the band
They said, "Come on dudes, let's get it on!"
And we proceeded to tear that hotel down

We're an American band
We're an American band
We're comin' to your town
We'll help you party it down
We're an American band

We're an American band
We're an American band
We're comin' to your town
We'll help you party it down
We're an American band

We're an American band
We're an American band
We're comin' to your town
We'll help you party it down
We're an American band

We're an American band
We're an American band
We're comin' to your town
We'll help you party it down
We're an American band

We're an American band (whooo)
We're an American band (whooo)
We're an American band (whooo)

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Nov 7, 2009 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

I just wanna STOP,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and thank you Jerryyyyyyyyyy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I just wanna STOP,,,,,,,,,,and thank you Jerry,,How Sweet it is ....................

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Poster: Beastly boy Date: Nov 7, 2009 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

Good gawd! What an overwritten, cliche infested piece of doggerel!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 8, 2009 4:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

That's what a I think about most (only most) of the lyrics in this thread (sorry for anyone that wasn't posting them as a joke...I assumed all were).

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Poster: deadnazi Date: Nov 8, 2009 5:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

Blow it out you ass mister motorcycle man
Some people call me the space cowboy, yeah
Some call me the gangster of love

Some people call me Maurice
Cause I speak of the pompitous of love

People talk about me, baby
Say I'm doin' you wrong, doin' you wrong
Well, don't you worry baby
Don't worry
Cause I'm right here, right here, right here, right here at home


Cause I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music in the sun

I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I sure don't want to hurt no one

I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music in the sun

I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I get my lovin' on the run
Wooo Wooooo

You're the cutest thing
That I ever did see
I really love your peaches
Want to shake your tree
Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time
Ooo-eee baby, I'll sure show you a good time

Cause I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music in the sun

I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I get my lovin' on the run

I'm a picker
I'm a grinner
I'm a lover
And I'm a sinner
I play my music in the sun

I'm a joker
I'm a smoker
I'm a midnight toker
I sure don't want to hurt no one

Wooo Woooo

People keep talking about me baby
They say I'm doin' you wrong
Well don't you worry, don't worry, no don't worry mama
Cause I'm right here at home

You're

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Poster: Grateful Rat Date: Nov 8, 2009 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

what is the pompitus of love anyway???what the hell does that mean

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Poster: Saint Owen Date: Nov 8, 2009 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty.... actually it has to do with the 1968 Pegasus.

CAUTION: Will Robinson :CAUTION


This post was modified by SeaGlock on 2009-11-08 18:34:36

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Poster: Saint Owen Date: Nov 8, 2009 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

"This band played the fastest, most violent rock 'n' roll that I've ever heard. It was very exciting and very explosive. I loved the dynamics, the style. Anyway, it was just the way they looked. How young they were. They weren't as young as me but they were pretty young so I could relate to that. And Ronnie was like this animal, lunging around with one arm hanging down, being very neanderthal about it, very primitive about it. I liked it a lot."

Robbie Robertson
on seeing The Hawks perform for the first time.

"You won't earn much, but you'll get more pussy than Frank Sinatra."

Ronnie Hawkins
to Robbie Robertson, trying to convince him to join the band.

"We were playing, not for the drunks, but for the musicians, because it was more intellectually challenging. We needed somewhere to put our energy to show that we were growing, and as we started to achieve this, people came to hear us musically."

Ronnie Hawkins
on the Canadian incarnation of The Hawks.

"When Jimmy Luke left, Robbie more or less became my understudy. At one stage he actually challenged me. He said, 'One of these days I'm gonna be better than you, I'm gonna cut you. I'm gonna beat you.' I told him his guitar lessons were over. From then on I would hide my fingers from him on stage so that he couldn't see what I was playing. When I would practice, I'd do it with my back to him. Hawk used to have fun on stage trying to turn me around to face Robbie when I was taking a solo."

Fred Carter, Jr.
on his memories of a young Robbie Robertson.

"It was a mob scene when we used to film the 'Dick Clark Show' with Hawkins. He used to crack Dick Clark up so that he couldn't even MC his show. He'd be on the floor from Hawkins cutting up and doing all his acrobatics. Hawk is the funniest stage performer that I've ever worked for, bar none."

Fred Carter, Jr.
on The Hawks' 'Dick Clark Show' appearances.

"They had moved a grand piano onto this makeshift plywood stage. Ronnie was very athletic. It was mesmerizing. Robbie was down on his knees and Ronnie was fanning his guitar. Rebel (Paine) had these finger picks on playing his electric bass. Levon (Helm) was pretty flashy and was smashing all the cymbals and twirling his sticks, but the one who really stood out was Stan (Szelest). He just kept bouncing up and down. He was the most incredible musician to watch even back then. He had this Jerry Lee Lewis, curly, blond long hair. His collar was up and he was kicking the piano at the same time as playing it. It was mesmerizing."

John Till (a later guitarist for The Hawks)
on a live performance by The Hawks in 1960.

"I was a big fan of Elvis Presley at that stage and thought that Elvis was the most gorgeous thing that I'd ever seen, so I can't really say whether it was love at first sight with Ron. He had many girls. I remember coming into the room once while he was in the bedroom. There were girls lined up on the couch waiting their turn to go in and see him. I don't know what the heck he was doing with them but they were taking turns to go into the bedroom. I thought it was hilarious."

Wanda Hawkins
on her introduction to her future husband, Ronnie, in September 1960.

"I could see he was going to make it. He was just like Robbie - he wanted to learn. The Danko boys all have weird ears. They hear harmonies that nobody else can."

Ronnie Hawkins
on recruiting a young Rick Danko.

"They had two Cadillacs. I got in with The Hawk. We made two stops. I said good-bye to my boss and told him I was going to Toronto with a famous rock and roll band. Then we went home to get some clothes. I told my mom I was leaving town for a couple of weeks. I kissed 'em good-bye and that was it. I was on the road. Hawk was telling me that I was gonna play a little rhythm guitar, and later I'd play bass. I'd never played either in my life! Meanwhile I noticed that the driver, Bill Avis, has us cruising down Highway 3 at maybe 75, and all of a sudden I saw car lights coming on fast behind us. I thought it was the Mounties. But no.
'Pull over, son,' Hawk said to Bill. 'That's Levon - give him plenty room!' Sure enough, in ten seconds Levon blows by us at 110, windows rolled down with bare legs sticking out. Young girls' legs. He had a beautiful '54 two-door. Filled with young women! This was Levon on his way to Grand Bend, where The Hawks were playing next. Yaa-hoooooo!!!! Away we went!"

Rick Danko
on his first night with Ronnie.

"From the beginning, I was The Hawk's right-hand man. To this day he's a good friend and a great leader, with an uncanny ability to pick the best musicians and build them into first-rate bands. He was immediately likable, trustworthy, and just naturally an entertainer; one of the funniest guys I ever met. The Hawk had been to college and could quote Shakespeare when he was in the mood. He was also the most vulgar and outrageous rockabilly character I've ever met in my life. He'd say and do anything to shock you. I'd grown up on crude country jokes, but Hawk's sense of humor was unbelievable."

Levon Helm
on Ronnie Hawkins.

"I'll never forget the time I saw Ronnie in New York. Just a coupla country boys walking down Broadway, that was me and Ronnie. He would walk with one foot on the sidewalk and one off and say it was just like walking in the mountains. We had everybody looking at us like we were crazy, which we were at the time."

Dale Hawkins, cousin of Ronnie and writer of 'Suzie-Q'
on a trip to New York City with Ronnie.

"It happened in Arkansas, in my own home town. We came through there and stopped at this shitty motel. We'd been playing a fraternity and they paid some pretty good money, enough to stay at the motel and swim in their swimming pool. Pools at motels were a new thing back then. Anyway, I knocked on the door and asked if they had rooms. When they realized who we were, they went and got the owner who was the most redneck, reborn, conniving, lying mother that you ever saw in your life. He saw our rig out there and said, 'Oh we don't allow no musicians in this house, and would never allow any who play that rocky roller stuff.' So, I went and found an old friend of mine, a cat named Ken Brooks and was telling him about this motel. I was really mad. I was never rude to anybody in those days and went out of my way to be nice until some ignorant fucker kicked me or pushed me. Until then I'd be almost Jesus, except for the slap. I did not turn the other cheek after they hit me.

"For a joke, Kenny had collected 100 or 150 black water snakes in a couple of sacks. They were not cotton mouth moccasins, which are poisonous. These were just black water snakes, which are there by the billions. We loaded the car with them gunny sacks and waited 'til Sunday morning, then unloaded them into that pool. It was just full of snakes, and because the sides were steep, they could not get out. The chlorine made them sick, like they were swarming. They looked like killers.

"Anyway it was a sunny afternoon after church, and this big fat fucking lady in a bathing suit came out with her kids and a bunch of other women. They were all yapping like a load of bees on benzedrine. We were hid watching them as she walked out on that diving board. She bounced good and then looked into the pool, and, baby, a scream came out of that woman that would have made Tarzan sound like he was whispering when he was giving his call to the apes - she could've just walked off the board but panicked so much that she fell off into the pool when she saw those fucking snakes. That woman was swimming so fast, she was shitting herself, screaming, drowning, I mean there was some commotion. The cat came out of his motel with guns, bats, everything. The snakes were already sick. They weren't about to bite that fat bitch. He was on the phone and soon you heard sirens everywhere. It was like you were in downtown Manhattan. I never knew that Fayetteville, Arkansas, had so many sirens. Here came every police car that they had within a 50 mile radius. Then there was a fire department and all those volunteer mothers who don't get no money, but still get a siren. They were all there.

"I said to Kenny, 'It might be better if we are not here to answer any questions. Let's get the fuck out of here baby.' We were gone and that story made the front page of the 'Northwest Arkansas Times' newspaper. Nobody could figure out if somebody had put 'em in or if some mysterious growth had come out of this new pool."

Ronnie Hawkins
on the infamous snakes in the swimming pool affair.

"I guess I was 27 years old by then. I wouldn't have got married any other way. I just didn't want to break all those millions of hearts. The price of razor blades went up with all them little girls cutting their wrists."

Ronnie Hawkins
on the news of his 'secret' marriage being made public.

"I wanted to bring Ronnie back to America. Elvis was in the Army, Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran were dead. There was a vacuum, and I knew there was only one guy who could fill it. Not Jerry Lee, not Roy Orbison, not any of the rockers of the time. Ronnie was the one. He moved better than Elvis, sang better than Elvis, looked better than Elvis. When Ronnie was up and bucking and singing, the girls used to scream and go crazy. But he went back to Canada right when he was on the verge of universal acclaim, and we never saw him again. Just vanished. I tried, but he wouldn't come home. Loved Canada, he said. Broke my heart."

Morris Levy, of Roulette Records
on trying to convince Ronnie to set up base in the United States.

"On three separate times they offered me a million dollars to move to Nashville and go country. But I'm a rocker and I hate all that she-shit-in-my-left-saddle-bag-nasal-country stuff."

Ronnie Hawkins
on certain kinds of country music.

"I am a cross between Carl Perkins and Led Zeppelin."

Ronnie Hawkins
on himself.

HOW DO YOU LOVE ?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Nov 8, 2009 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

thank you for the wonderful rock and roll commentary: love it!

great post!!!

peace,
G

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 8, 2009 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

"Fuck off! And Neil Diamond still sucks."

Levon Helm to Robbie Robertson

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Nov 8, 2009 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

the last waltz is a wonderful film... but the neil diamond part just doesn't do anything for me..

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Poster: Saint Owen Date: Nov 8, 2009 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thank you jerry

ditto, I'm big fan of Crazy Horse, however. I did win a limited Last Waltz litho from KSAN back then...it's still in storage with my Kalamazoo Electric and pre-CBS Princeton re-verb. Around the time Elvis Costello was doing free showcases. He was on Austin City Limits w/ Jerry Douglas and a nice closing >NFA last night.

"I WALKED 47 MILES OF BARBED WIRE, USE A COBRA SNAKE FOR A NECKTIE"


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